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Tank cleaning under the spotlight off Fujairah

Tankers passing by the port of Fujairah in the UAE have been warned authorities are on the look out for any pollution. Following a spate of oil washing up on Fujairah’s shoreline in recent years local officials are calling for increased maritime surveillance to clamp down on the issue.

Speaking with The National, a local newspaper, the port’s general manager, Captain Mousa Murad said: “The recent spills have been caused by tank cleaning by passing ships. Especially when tankers change from one product to another.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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